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For a moment, I thought 'Bobble-head / Toon Tank ??', then realised this was just the front, and the usual lonnng engine-room was hung on the back...

Presumably parallel logic to Russian equivalent multi-turret 'assault tank'. Even down to the flank-clearing machine guns...

FWIW, one of my colleagues rode into Iraq on back of CEV. He and the others techs behind their sandbags were tasked with 'clearing' the target-rich trenches the CEVs filled / flanked. A rather different meaning to usual, 'Look down, Shoot down'. Got through a lot of brass...
{ Shudder... }
 

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TOG = The Old Gang, Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt, Harry Ricardo and a bunch of the other WWI tank designers, charged in 1939 with designing a tank for breaking through late WWI trench systems.
 

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Along with contemporary defences such as the Siegfried Line.
 

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TOG = The Old Gang, Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt, Harry Ricardo and a bunch of the other WWI tank designers, charged in 1939 with designing a tank for breaking through late WWI trench systems.
There is now a book out on the TOG team and project in great detail written by Andrew Hills. A fascinating, although a bit tedious, tale. Over the years the TOG was viewed with humour as being totally lacking reality in their designs. The reverse is true! Typical bumbling colonel-Blimp attitude by the Army staff (one concluded that a new Mk. IV would do) together with a tank design committee comprising people who had never been in a tank, never mind fought in one. The one Army design wanted full hemispherical sponsons - presumably he'd never heard of the railway gauge limitations. How we managed to win the war is sometimes beyond me - but we'll be alright as long as we "Don't mention the War" to the other side.
 

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